POCalender:  upcoming show dates

25/26/27 November + 2/3/4 December 2021: “Wash House Galaxy” (R. Wagner), laundromat “Schnell & Sauber” Nuremberg

+++ More show dates coming! +++


Finally back in our universe: “Wash House Galaxy”!

Despite the fact that planning public cultural performances is still very difficult and ridden with insecurities due to the current situation, we have come to an agreement with the owners of the laudromat that has hosted our cult version of Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman”, that we will stage “Wash House Galaxy” this fall if govermental regulations allow for it. Wagner’s cursed seafarer will enter the 9th cycle of steering his ship through the clashing waves unleashed by spinning laundry machines and a vocal laundresses’ choir, searching for Senta and salvation. Over 5000 excited spectators have so far enjoyed this unique opera performance in an absolutely extraordinary environment.

Cast: Gertrud Demmler-SchwabRobert EllerMotettenchor Nürnberg
Orchestra: Heymo Hirschmann, Sandra Engel, Stefan Frank, Dominik Landmann

Musical Direction and Arrangement: Franz Killer
Directors: Franz Killer und Florian Reichart
Dramaturgy: Florian Reichart
Costumes: Kristopher Kempf
Technicians: Stelian Pop, Max Mönch

Thursday 25 Nov 2021, 8pm
Friday 26 Nov 2021, 8pm
Saturday 27 Nov 2021, 8pm (Few tickets left)
Thursday 2 Dec 2021, 8pm
Friday 3 Dec 2021, 8pm
Saturday 4 Dec 2021, 8pm

Venue: Laundromat “Schnell & Sauber”; Schweppermannstraße 27 / corner of Pilotystraße, 90408 Nuremberg
Public transport: U3 Kaulbachplatz
Approx. length: 1 hour
Admission: 12,00 Euro; 10,00 Euro (reduced price)

Info & ticket reservations: 0911 / 329047, e-mail: info@pocket-opera.de, text message via WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal (01575/7637018) or Threema (3E2HY4KV)

Notice: In compliance with current German/Bavarian law (as of November 9th 2021), the “2G” regualtion (vaccinated or recovered) and a face mask (FFP2 standard) is mandatory to participate in this event.

We would like to express our gratitute to the Meyer family, owners of the laundromat.


New production “Siegfritz Idyll” at the Stadt(ver)führungen 2021!


At the beginning of 2020 the Pocket Opera Company moved its office and rehearsal space from the north of Nuremberg to the beautiful Nibelungenviertel quarter in the south. There, in between the Südstadtbad public pool and the Meistersingerhalle concert hall, a mythical world of legends opens up among street names leading the way, a world that calls for a congenial sphere of sound. On the trail of Richard Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelung” and his lesser known symphonic poem “Siegfried Idyll” the POC invites you to an adventureous musical journey through the “Nibelhain” as part of the Nuremberg Stadt(ver)führungen, an festival featuring special guided tours through various neighbourhoods. Come and join the fun!

Cast: Gertrud Demmler-Schwab, Josef Niklaus, Robert Eller
Orchestra: Sandra Engel, Stefan Frank, Heymo Hirschmann, Dominik Landmann

Musical Arrangement and Direction: Franz Killer
Mise-en-Scene/Dramaturgy: Florian Reichart
Costumes: Evelyn Straulino
Technician: Stelian Pop
Props: Pierpio Pinto, Laura Weghorn, Teresa Killer, Orla Reisige

Show dates:
18 September 2021, 2pm (SOLD OUT!)
18 September 2021, 4pm (SOLD OUT!)
19 September 2021, 2pm (SOLD OUT!)
19 September 2021, 4pm (SOLD OUT!)

Meeting point: Wodanstraße 73 (Corner of Rankestraße), 90461 Nürnberg
Event duration: approx. 45 minutes
The event will take place in the open air, please wear weather-adequate clothing.

Hygiene notice: Since the event will take place in the open air and with only a small audience, it is NOT mandatory to wear a mask and it is NOT mandatory to show proof of “3G” (vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested).

Tickets: In order to participate, you need a Stadt(ver)führungen Festival Ticket (“Türmchen”, 9 Euro) and a free registration ticket which can be booked online.

For a list of pre-sales offices for the Türmchen, click here.


We are mourning our legendary diva and honorary president Elizabeth Kingdon-Grünwald

It is with a heavy heart that we need to announce the passing of our legendary prima donna and honorary president Elizabeth Kingdon-Grünwald days before her 93rd birthday. Her numerous memorable POC performances as a tongue-in-cheek diva will never be forgotten. For this reason we have decided to keep the complete video recording of her last public opera appearance “My Fair Verdi” on YouTube and also make our New Year’s Eve special (“POC Silvester Special 2020”) available again that includes the shortfilm “POC 40” in which she starred. We will all miss her very dearly. Farewell, Eliza, mach’s gut!

Obituary by Joseph Dalton for the Times Union


We’ve moved: The POC now resides in Nuremberg’s Nibelungen quarter!

After over 10 years on Nuremberg’s Rollnerstraße we have moved our office to the beautiful Nibelungen quarter in the southern part of the city and we’re already feeling very much at home. You can now find us at Wodanstraße 73 (right across the Kriemhildes Backwut bakery), our phone number 0049 911 329047 remains the same just as our website and eMail address.


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